Soft Story Inspection
SOFT STORY RETROFIT &
FOUNDATION REPAIR SPECIALIST IN LOS ANGELES
We are a group of Specialists in Los Angeles with more than 25 years of experience In-House Engineering, Soft Story Retrofit, Foundation Repairs, Earthquake Bolting, and more in Los Angeles and the surrounding areas. Our main focus is providing our services to make sure your property is repaired, secured, and durable (following current regulations) for any seismic activities and settlements. We believe in building trust with our clients by helping them stay up to date with city ordinances as well as helping them feel happy and secure in their own homes.
MOST REQUESTED SERVICES
SOFT STORY RETROFIT
Why should I Retrofit my property?
Your property is an investment and possible source of income. Some insurance companies have dropped policy holders if they have not upheld retrofit standards.
If you do not retrofit within the time period that the mandated ordinance says, you will be fined and a potential lien could be placed on your property.
The building will be flagged and you will not be able to rent the units to tenants.
There are different types of foundation.
A few you may have in your home are:
- Block Wall Foundation
- Post & Pier Foundation
- Stone Foundation
- Poured Foundation
Retaining Wall Repair
The purpose of all retaining walls is to hold soil behind them. However, the specific needs will vary depending on the project. Walls can range from small landscape stone walls to surround a garden to enormous soil-retaining projects along a highway.
Free Home Inspection for Homeowners
We fully understand the worries of most homeowners as they search around for the best deals for inspection and repair cost. That is why we promote free home inspections for those who qualify. Our specialists make sure that your home is up to code and will give you a detailed report followed with an accurate estimate within 3-4 days after the inspection is completed
Soft story building
A soft story building is a multi-story building in which one or more floors have windows, wide doors, large unobstructed commercial spaces, or other openings in places where a shear wall would normally be required for stability as a matter of earthquake engineering design. A typical soft story building is an apartment building of three or more stories located over a ground level with large openings, such as a parking garage or series of retail businesses with large windows.
In engineering, a foundation is the element of a structure which connects it to the ground, and transfers loads from the structure to the ground. Foundations are generally considered either shallow or deep. Foundation engineering is the application of soil mechanics and rock mechanics in the design of foundation elements of structures.
Retaining walls are relatively rigid walls used for supporting soil laterally so that it can be retained at different levels on the two sides. Retaining walls are structures designed to restrain soil to a slope that it would not naturally keep to (typically a steep, near-vertical or vertical slope). They are used to bound soils between two different elevations often in areas of terrain possessing undesirable slopes or in areas where the landscape needs to be shaped severely and engineered for more specific purposes like hillside farming or roadway overpasses.
Check to see if your house is in an EBB area here
How to Start?
Schedule an Inspection with Omega
You can book online here
Set a date for an Inspection with one of our Specialists. One of our Qualified Inspectors will visit your property for a proper and detailed Inspection.
Receive a detailed report/proposal
You can review our proposal and we are open for any questions or concerns that you might have.
Close the contract
We will handle the As Built Drafting, Designs, Engineering of your Project.
Our team will closely watch over your paperwork as it process through Plan Check and correct any issues to receive the Permit to commence your Project.
Schedule a Start date
The Project Manager will conduct the Job Walk-through with the property owner/manager to explain, notify and clarify the work what to expect.